Reference Library

Here is a list of references that you may wish to refer to if you wish to get additional information.

Reference Materials

Alternative Cures: More Than 1,000 Of The Most Effective Natural Home Remedies, Bill Gottlieb

Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine, National Geographic Society

Healing Plants: A Medicinal Guide to Native North American Plants & Herbs, Ana N. Heatherley

Herbal Prescriptions for Health & Healing: Your Everyday Guide To Using Herbs Safely And Effectively, Donald Brown

National Geographic Desk Reference To Nature's Medicine, Steven Foster

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, Therapeutic Research Faculty

Natural Medicine First Aid Remedies: Self-care Treatments For 100+ Common Conditions, Stephanie Marohn

Natural Standards

Natural Therapeutics Pocket Guide, Lexi-Comp Inc.

Patient Self-Care, Canadian Pharmacists Association

PDR for Herbal Medicines, 4th Edition, Thomson Healthcare

Prescription Alternatives, Third Edition, Earl Mindell and Virginia Hopkins

Prescription For Herbal Healing, Phyllis Balch

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition, Phyllis A. Balch

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 2nd Ed.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 2nd Ed.

A Guide to Popular Natural Products, 1st Ed., Facts and Comparison

The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide To The Curative Power Of Nature's Medicines, Michael Castleman

The Merck Manual of Medical Information: Second Home Edition, Mark H. Beers

United States National Library of Medicine

Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, 2nd Ed. James. A. Duk

FDA Website

Health Canada Website

CDC Website

Supplemental Reference Materials

Canadian Pharmacist's Letter, Therapeutic Research Center

Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS), Canadian Pharmacists Association

Dorland's Medical Dictionary

Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation, Lippincott, William and Wilkins

Germany's Commission E

Martindale - The Complete Drug Reference

Pediatric Dosage Handbook, Lexi-Comp Inc.

The Cochrane Collaboration

The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals, Maryadele J. ONeil

The Merck Manual of Childrens Health

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Mark H. Beer

The Merck Manual of Womens and Mens Health

The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library

The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs, 8th Edition, Thompson PDR

Therapeutic Choices, Canadian Pharmacists Association

Therapeutics Initiative, Evidence Based Drug Therapy

Hair Loss - Selected References

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of botanically derived inhibitors of 5-alpha-reductase in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia.
Prager N, Bickett K, French N, Marcovici G.
J Altern Complement Med. 2002 Apr;8(2):143-52.

Biotin deficiency in an infant fed with amino acid formula.
Fujimoto W, Inaoki M, Fukui T, Inoue Y, Kuhara T.
J Dermatol. 2005 Apr;32(4):256-61.

The diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency and its potential relationship to hair loss.
Trost LB, Bergfeld WF, Calogeras E.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 May;54(5):824-44.

Diffuse alopecia in a child due to dietary zinc deficiency.
Alhaj E, Alhaj N, Alhaj NE.
Skinmed. 2007 Jul-Aug;6(4):199-200.

Trace element levels in alopecia areata.
Bhat YJ, Manzoor S, Khan AR, Qayoom S.
Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2009 Jan-Feb;75(1):29-31.

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